Jesus = Community Organizer – GOP hits the wall.

These are only a few of the best response so for to the horrific bullshit attack on community organizers emanating from the sulfurous odors around the podium at the RNC.

These predate the GOP’s attacks but still worth seeing.

What indeed is a community organizer?

I don’t think we’ll ever see Palin working in East Palo Alto.

The Yellow Bike Project in Austin.

Superstar Community Organizer –  Majora Carter – Speaking at TED on her work greening the South Bronx, the neighborhood where she grew up.

Resurrection of the Willie Mae’s Scotchouse, after the big flood.

Murderball!

And of course, the guy who’s trying to organize the American community Barack Hussein Obama.
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Tell the nasties at the GOP, you’re done with the same old stuff. If you don’t have money or a job – or even if you do… sign up to help make calls, talk to people – get a taste of community organizing yourself. Go to the site now. The campaign makes it easy as pie to get involved – and to organize your community.

Once you start it’s hard to stop. Not only is it the right thing to do, it feels amazing to connect your life with the lives of people around you to make the changes you all want and need to see. All you need to be is open and willing to help. THIS is what Obama is talking about when he says “be the change you want to see in the world.” That’s how Gandhi put it – and you know how much responsibility he handled.

And what’s this business about “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” I don’t know why those in the Grand OLD Party have such a hard time understanding that concept. It seems to jibe pretty well with that whole ‘responsibility’ thing, you flap your jaws about all the time. Then again, I’ve noticed these GOP speech writers don’t use language like normal people.

They turn good things to salt, and poison into profit.

You know what Miss Tubman said:

If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they’re shouting after you, keep going.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Even in the darkest of moments, ordinary Americans have found the faith to keep going.

Thanks for the reminder Hilary. And thanks for organizing those 18 million cracks!

And Rudy… I can’t find a community in NYC that liked ya, sure as hell not the firemen.

What would you know about community organizing in the first place?

Not a damn thing.

And Sarah, just because you ain’t gettin’ paid, doesn’t mean you don’t have any ‘responsibility.’

After I graduated from UC Berkeley I spent four years teaching adults with disabilities how to use technology. My guess is you would have slashed that program, like you did in your state.

Like someone in a video above said,

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate, George W. Bush and Sarah Palin are governors.

And don’t get it twisted. Barack never compared himself to Jesus.

You just stepped in a giant national moose pie of your own making. As YOU said being the Mayor of Wasilla population 5000+ voted in by about 600 people – It’s not rocket science.

Don’t miss Obama’s response!

Abuse of Power Comes as no Surprise – Congress sells out on Net Neutrality

Save The Internet

Do you want the people that bring you the mainstream media controlling what you can see on the internet?

Do you want video on the internet to cost more than words?

Do you want to pay extra for 'premium' content and be blocked from independant content?

I didn't think so. But some members of congress seem to think that is OK.

Please join the fight – people from all over the political spectrum and the non-political are coming together on this – we NEED you to get involved and spread the word.

Moby speaks to the issue.

The appaling vote.

I Like to Watch – An Environmental Video RSS Feed -About our Bright Green Future

I LIKE TO WATCH is an RSS feed of video content I find provocative, proactive, prescient or practical. Most of these will feature sustainability leaders talking about solutions. I will publish videos for projects that are worthy of support, people worthy of encouragement, and most important – items that will give you hope and spur you to join in making with us – the bright green future! I am also partial to bringing you speakers that you may not have heard of before, presenting ideas that are maybe a little strange. On a personal note I also like odd vids teaching odd skills, so there will be a few howtos. Last, laughter is critical to our immune systems and we need strong immune systems these days so I will throw in things that make me laugh.

There are a few ways to use the feed. I try to pass on pieces that cover issues at different levels of understanding. So I might pass a vid along because I think it makes the point well to an unititiated audience – in the hope that you will pass it on to an friend who needs motivation. Other pieces are in-depth lectures on aspect of sustainability that I barely understand. I pass those on in hopes of raising the level of discussion across the board.

I hope you enjoy what I curate! And by all means if you find a video out there that you think I should pass on – let me know!

Please support the creative people that do this sort of work!

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From the movie [of the book] Being There – by Jerzy Kosinsky

President “Bobby”: Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President “Bobby”: In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President “Bobby”: Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President “Bobby”: Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we’re upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm!
President “Bobby”: Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I’ve heard in a very, very long time.
President “Bobby”: I admire your good, solid sense. That’s precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.

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